Q.If A Date Palm Pup Isn’t Removed From It’s Mom What Happens To The Mom And The Pup Over Time.
Also, if a date palm produces pups does this mean it’s gender is female. And needs a male tree to produce fruit? Also if the pup remains attached to the tree, will it assume the apposite sex In order to produce fruit?
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My research shows date palms used to have male and female flowers on the same tree, but translocation separated the trees into males and females. You do need a male tree to pollinate a female tree. Pups will be the same gender as the parent.
It is safe to leave the pups on the tree for years, that will yield a better pup for transplanting. The more pups a tree has, the slower they grow.